Write an equation and solve using your equation.

A women spent two-thirds of her money. She lost two-thirds of the remainder and then had $4 left. With how much money did she start?

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- Oct 31st 2008, 03:20 PMmagentaritaWrite An Equation
**Write an equation and solve using your equation.**

**A women spent two-thirds of her money. She lost two-thirds of the remainder and then had $4 left. With how much money did she start?** - Oct 31st 2008, 04:37 PMShyam
Let woman started with $ x

money spent $\displaystyle = \frac{2}{3}x$

money remaining $\displaystyle = x - \frac{2}{3}x=\frac{1}{3}x$

money lost $\displaystyle = \frac{2}{3}\times \frac{1}{3}x = \frac{2}{9}x$

money remaining after losing, $\displaystyle = \frac{1}{3}x-\frac{2}{9}x$

$\displaystyle 4= \frac{1}{3}x-\frac{2}{9}x$

now, can you finish it ??? - Nov 1st 2008, 04:46 AMmagentaritayes...